Janet Jackson, 50 Cent to perform at Saudi Arabia concert

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ABOVE: Janet Jackson, photo courtesy Jackson’s Facebook page.

NEW YORK (AP) | Janet Jackson and rappers 50 Cent and Future have been added to the lineup for the Jeddah World Fest, the concert in Saudi Arabia that Nicki Minaj pulled out of after human rights organizations urged the rapper to cancel her appearance.

The website for the event, to take place at the King Abdullah Sports Stadium, posted photos of Jackson, 50 Cent and Future alongside previously announced performers Liam Payne and Steve Aoki.

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Connecticut recruiting LGBTQ families to adopt, foster kid

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ABOVE:  Connecticut governor Dannel P. Malloy. Image from Governor Malloy’s Facebook.

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s child welfare agency has launched an initiative to actively recruit members of the state’s LGBTQ community to become foster and adoptive parents, bucking recent efforts in some states to curtail gay adoptions.

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